HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 217 Tradition, Modernity And Social Change

Social change: patterns of change, inevitability of change, factors and conditions of change, direction of change, planned change, perspectives on social change; Significance of culture in understanding social change: rise of popular culture; Modernity and relevant concepts: disenchantment, alienation, urbanization, industrialization, globalisation, development, revolution, social movements; India-sresponse to modernity, little and great tradition in India; Relations between planning and development: desired role of political leadership in economic reforms,role of culture in social development, reorganizing values for development; Postmodernism: technology and social change.


1.  Y. Singh, Culture Change in India, Rawat Publications, 2002.

2. Y. Singh, Modernization of Indian Tradition, Rawat Publication, 1988.

3. S. C. Dube, Understanding Change, Vikas Publishing House,1992.


1. M. Marriott, Village India: Studies in the little community, Asia Publishing house, 1961.

2. D. Sinha and H.S.R Rao (Ed), Social Values and Development:Asian Perspectives,Sage Publications, 1988.

3. S. N. Eisentadt, Tradition Change and Modernity,- John Wiley and Sons, 1973.

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